Things to do in North Wales

North Wales is one of Britain's premier tourism destinations attracting tens of thousands of visitors each year. The region is popular with mountain and hill walkers and those attracted by the beautiful sandy beaches. The region is packed with culture from the Welsh language and history including the mighty castles that dominate the landscape. There are a number of distinct regions within North Wales with each offering a different holiday experience.

North Wales Borderlands

The North Wales Borderlands refer to the area that runs from Llangollen in the south up through Wrexham and past Chester towards Flint and Queensferry. The location is ideal if you want to enjoy the culture of Wales and be within easy reach of the English cities of Chester, Liverpool, and Manchester.

You can explore the beautiful scenery of Llangollen leading towards Snowdonia or the more industrialised Wrexham. Further north the town of Flint has its own castle.

North Wales Coast

The North Wales Coast describes the coastal region and inland towns running from Prestatyn in the east to Bangor in the west. The area is very popular with holiday makers looking for the traditional seaside holiday with the glorious beaches at Prestatyn attracting thousands to the holiday parks and guest houses.

Further along the coast is the Victorian town of Llandudno, North Wales largest coastal resort and an ideal location as a base for exploring Snowdonia.


Snowdonia is one of Wales two National Parks and is located primarily in the county of Gwynedd. The region is home to the tallest mountain in Wales, Mount Snowdon, and offers wonderful mountain terrain to explore.

The area is understandably popular with climbers and hill walkers who base themselves in the towns of Betws-y-Coed, Llanberis, and Beddgelert before journeying further into the mountains.

In the south is Cader Idris close to the town of Dolgellau and the National Whitewater Rafting Centre at Bala.


The Isle of Anglesey is located off the north west coast of Gwynedd and provides a tranquil escape from the busier areas of Snowdonia and the coastal towns. Sleepy holiday parks offer the perfect venues to relax and unwind.

Anglesey has some wonderful beaches all around it from Rhosneigr on the south coast to Red Wharf Bay and Amlwch in the north.

The Llyn Peninsula

The Llyn Peninsula is located in Gwynedd to the south west of Snowdon and stretches out into the Irish Sea like a long finger. The area is very popular for watersports with the towns of Criccieth, Pwllheli, and Abersoch being especially popular.

The Llyn Peninsula is also very popular with walkers looking for something a little less challenging than the mountains of Snowdonia.

Whatever you're looking for North Wales has something to interest you.

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